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New Idea to New Venture

When: October 1, 2012
Where: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

 


Take Your Idea for a Business and Transform it into or a Profitable Venture.

The workshop focuses on helping participants to develop their business idea, organize their start-up processes and create a strategy to launch their business. It also covers key elements of business start-up process including financing, registering the business, licenses and permits and tax related issues to help entrepreneurs properly set up their company and avoid missteps that can cost them time and money.

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Program - Orientation Session

When: October 1, 2012
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch: 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: Free

This orientation session is meant to provide more information on the 7th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program and answer any questions people may have.

Eligibility Requirements:

- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Must be Queens Resident (NYS ID and Proof must be provided)
- Must want to own, operate, and manage the business autonomously
- Must register and operate the business in Queens County.

- Must be considered a start-up (having made less than $20,000 in Revenue)
- Queens College Students have the opportunity to compete for a $5,000 student award.

Other requirements regarding being up-to-date with taxes, management team, and structure will also be disclosed.

Business Blueprint Series: David vs. Golliath: How Small Businesses Can Compete with Big Business (Canceled)

When: October 3, 2012
Where: The Entrepreneur’s Space, 36-46 37 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $20

  

Business Blueprint Series

David vs. Golliath: How Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Business

During this program Ethan Chazin, small business coach will provide immediately actionable tips you can apply to generate a constant flow of referrals from your most loyal apostle clients: 

 

  • Find out what each employee's core competencies are and make those a part of their job description. 
  • Develop client referral, loyalty and retention programs. 
  • Constantly solicit your employee's best ideas. 
  • Leverage social media. 
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate. 
  • Not all customers matter. Get to know your top 20% (RFVP) 
  • Brand your organization for lasting competitive  advantage. 
  • Ethical organizations are MORE profitable, build a moral compass.
  • Integrate your sales, marketing, and product development.

Instructor: 

Ethan Chazin is possesses twenty years of experience leading organizations through transformational change across industries.  He has developed core competencies in: marketing, sales, communications, talent management, employee development, business development and strategic planning, recruiting, and staffing, while serving nearly all of the Fortune 500 as clients. Through his consulting work within the private sector, he is able to provide critical advice to business owners / employers to monitor in order to remain competitive in the Twenty-First century global workplace. is seasoned public relations consultant specializing in home design and lifestyle, with 28 years' experience in the industry. She is an adjunct instructor on guerrilla marketing at New York Designs, and former head of PR for the Museum of Arts & Design. In the early '90s, she directed inhouse publicity for Dakota Jackson before founding her own firm in 1994. Since then, she has helped thrust into the limelight such talents as Blu Dot, Christine Van Der Hurd, Ted Boerner, Annieglass, Klein Reid and Teroforma. She thrills at taking young start-ups to household-name status.

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research

When: October 3, 2012
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: Free

 

The purpose of this training course is to provide the initial steps and foundation to starting your business plan. The following topics will be covered:

- Company Description
- Conducting Important Research
- Analyzing Your Competition

Please bring a pen and pad in order to take notes, and be ready to ask questions only pertaining to the content presented. For more in-depth and specific information, please consider scheduling a one-on-one counseling appointment.

No events on October 4.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
October 10, 2012

No events on October 5.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
October 10, 2012

No events on October 6.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
October 10, 2012

No events on October 7.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
October 10, 2012

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
October 10, 2012

No events on October 9.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
October 10, 2012

Business Blueprint Series: Publicity

When: October 10, 2012
Where: The Entrepreneur’s Space, 36-46 37 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $20

  

Business Blueprint Series

Marketing: Guerrilla Publicity for Small Businesses

Generate press for yourself and your business using guerrilla marketing tactics (savvy, not big spending).  Find out how to create compelling stories around your brand and connect with the publications, broadcasts and blogs most influential to your audience.  Learn "best practices" for Twitter, Facebook and blogging, and what aspects of an event make it newsworthy.

Instructor: 

Susan Harkavy is seasoned public relations consultant specializing in home design and lifestyle, with 28 years' experience in the industry. She is an adjunct instructor on guerrilla marketing at New York Designs, and former head of PR for the Museum of Arts & Design. In the early '90s, she directed inhouse publicity for Dakota Jackson before founding her own firm in 1994. Since then, she has helped thrust into the limelight such talents as Blu Dot, Christine Van Der Hurd, Ted Boerner, Annieglass, Klein Reid and Teroforma. She thrills at taking young start-ups to household-name status.

No events on October 11.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Sales and Marketing Strategies
October 15, 2012

No events on October 12.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Sales and Marketing Strategies
October 15, 2012

No events on October 13.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Sales and Marketing Strategies
October 15, 2012

No events on October 14.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Sales and Marketing Strategies
October 15, 2012

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Sales and Marketing Strategies

When: October 15, 2012
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: Free

This training session will go over what you will need to grow sales. This session will go over the following topics:

- Defining the Purpose of Marketing
- Basic Marketing Tactics and Activities
- Marketing Budget
- Projecting Sales based on Marketing

No events on October 16.

 

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Having It All: Get More Customers, More Sales and Live a Life You Love
October 17, 2012

Having It All: Get More Customers, More Sales and Live a Life You Love

When: October 17, 2012
Where: The Entrepreneur’s Space, 36-46 37 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $20

 

Business Blueprint Series

Having it All: Get More Customers, More Sales and Live a Life You Love

No matter what you make, sell or do, if you have a business and you don't have a sales force, you are in the business of selling. In this course you'll learn secrets to finding more customers, having more sales and more fun in the process.

 

   Instructor:

Bianca Di Salvo is the founder of Working Sage. Working Sage is a company that provides products and coaching to help entrepreneurs and small business people know their market and use that information to make more sales. She has a background in business, is a certified facilitator, trainer and an adjunct professor in the marketing department at Fordham University. 

No events on October 18.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Program Competition - Operations and Management Team
October 22, 2012

No events on October 19.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Program Competition - Operations and Management Team
October 22, 2012

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Program Competition - Operations and Management Team
October 22, 2012

No events on October 21.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Program Competition - Operations and Management Team
October 22, 2012

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Program Competition - Operations and Management Team

When: October 22, 2012
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: Free

This training session will speak about how your business plans to operate as well as what you're long-term goals will include. Some of the topics will include:

- Creating an Operations Plan
- How to use technology to operate your business more efficiently
- Developing your Business System
- Sustainable Business Practices
- Growth and Exit Strategy

No events on October 23.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Negotiation
October 24, 2012

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Financial Statements and Development
October 24, 2012

Business Blueprint Series: Negotiation

When: October 24, 2012
Where: The Entrepreneur’s Space, 36-46 37 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $20

 

Negotiation

Knowing how to negotiate is crucial in order to succeed in business. The best negotiators do their homework prior to any discussions. Whether it is developing a new lease, purchasing goods or services or determining compensation there are important skills one needs to know so that at the end of the day both parties feel they have come to a fair and amicable agreement.
 

  Instructor:

Gail Roseman has been a partner and shareholder at Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty LLC since 1994. Ms. Roseman is the firm's first female Partner and Executive Vice President. She specializes in Property representation, exclusive tenant representation for site selection and searches including corporate relocations.

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Financial Statements and Development

When: October 24, 2012
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: Free

 

This session will focus on reviewing Financial Statements necessary to be included in your business. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

- Income Statement
- Balance Sheet
- Cash Flow Projections
- Financial Assumptions

Minority/Women Business Owned Enterprise Program (M/WBE) Orientation

When: October 25, 2012
Where: Queens Chamber of Commerce: 75-20 Astoria Blvd Suit 140, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

 Minority/Women Business Owned Enterprise Program (M/WBE) Orientation

The workshop will cover Government Procurement opportunities for M/WBE's, qualifications for M/WBE certification and how to apply for M/WBE certification.

M/WBE is sponsored in part by Queens Chamber of Commerce and NYS Empire State Development Corporation

No events on October 26.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 3, 2012

No events on October 27.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 3, 2012

No events on October 28.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 3, 2012

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 3, 2012

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 3, 2012

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 3, 2012

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